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Slides and other materials
for the
Special Session on Advances in Valuation Theory
at the AMS Fall Eastern Sectional Meeting
organized by Samar ElHitti, Franz-Viktor Kuhlmann and Hans Schoutens
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (USA), November 14-15, 2015


With great sadness we have to inform you of the death of our colleague, collaborator and dear friend Murray Marshall. He suffered a heart attack on Wednesday, April 29, from which he did not recover. Murray passed away on Friday, May 1, 2015. He was 75 years old, but still very active in research and the supervision of graduate students until the end.

A short obituary together with information about the funeral on Tuesday, May 5, can be found here. And here you can find Murray's own web site.

In the year 2000 we honored Murray on occasion of his 60th birthday with a small conference which we called "Colloquiumfest". There were many limericks about Murray created on the occasion of the conference; they provide wonderful portraits of the great mathematician and friend we have now lost. This conference was the start of the Colloquiumfest series. It is very unfortunate that we were not able anymore to celebrate Murray's 75th birthday with a Colloquiumfest.

If anyone would like to write something about Murray, describing his mathematical work or sharing personal anecdotes, please send it to us and we will put it on the Valuation Theory Home Page. Here is a web page with the first contributions:

In Memoriam Murray Marshall

Two sessions in two different international conferences this summer have been dedicated to Murray's memory in recognition of his fundamental contributions to subjects such as Positive Polynomials, Sums of Squares and Moment Problems. See
IWOTA 2015, Tbilisi (Georgia), July 6-12, 2015
Moment Problems and Applications - Minisymposium at DMV2015, Hamburg (Germany), September 24-28, 2015

Proceedings of the 2nd International Valuation Theory Conference published

In September of 2014, the Proceedings

Valuation Theory in Interaction

of the

Segovia, Spain, July 18 to 29, 2011

were published. Click here for:
the publisher's web page,
a picture of the cover.

Both volumes of the Proceedings of the International Conference and Workshop on Valuation Theory are now available!
(posted: February 14, 2004)

Very Sad News
(posted: November 15, 2000)

New Book on Ordered Exponential Fields
(posted: April 9, 2000)

New Book on Resolution of Singularities
(posted: April 9, 2000)

Book on "Manis valuations and Prüfer extensions" in preparation
(posted: February 17, 2000)

Collected Papers by Wolfgang Krull now available
(posted: December 10, 1999)

New book on Valuation Theory by Paulo Ribenboim now available
(posted: June 17, 1999)

Ribenboim Prize for Andrew Granville
(posted: June 9, 1999)

Honorary Doctorate Degree for Shreeram S. Abhyankar
(posted: February 4, 1999)

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